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the administrator of cms, the centers for medicare and medicaid services testifying at a senate hearing. it was a week ago she was grilled at a house hearing prior to kathleen sebelius, who is the health and human services secretary. joining me live is republican congressman robert pitten jer. he's been calling it a national disaster of the also joining us, tom scully who served as cms administrator under president george w. bush. he's a republican working who's been promoting the health care law, and seies it as a potentia gold mine that could make some people very rich. congressman, you were not in favor of the government shutdown over the aca or defunding the law. why do you see the health care now as such a disaster or what do you see that can be done to enhance it to make it work properly? >> well, thanks, thomas. yes, i had voted 15 times to defund or replace, reform the health care law. however, i just felt the strategy that was being advocated to shut down the government was not going to be fruitful. as it turned out, as i anticipated, it only had 14 votes in the senate to go al
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announcer ] how do you get your bounce? on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >> you may remember the implementation of health care law as the biggest. so can his team hit the website running? can it bost confidence in the commander in chief? "washington post" political reporter aaron blake, good morning to you both. let me start with you. is this it? you all had a headline that the president wants to avoid the mission accomplished banner, if you will. tomorrow we have this deadline and say it works the way they say it should. what does the president say some you say hey, it's working well. someone will find a problem two days later and there you go. >> i don't think you will see a mission accomplished sort of
, because most people you get their insurance from medicare, medicaid from their employers or the veterans administration. none of that is affected. we're talking about the individual market. >> but this 5% still needs to be represented and not marginalized by this. let me just ask you, why aren't you and your colleagues -- >> but those 5% -- 90% of them will have much better insurance for cheaper than they're getting it now. >> absolutely. but they do not have that understanding yet because the private insurance companies, they're not really helping in all of this. let me just show the headline, sir, to everybody because we've got how the narratives are fighting out on the front pages here. headlines out today, "the new york times" is pointing out millions are eligible for free policies under the care act but insurers are reluctant to push the option because of a costly tradeoff. ezra klein estimates as many as seven million uninsured people may be eligible for those bronze hel health plans that are free after the subsidy. and talking points memo into the lengths that the insurers are goi
medicare. when medicare first came out everyone was crying and wringing their hands. ronald reagan said this is the death nell for this country and you couldn't pry a medicare policy away from a senior today nor should we. it is one of the bedrocks that keeps them out of poverty. we're going to see over the long term this is going to be healthy for all americans. >> congresswoman, we'll let you get back to work. thanks for your time. >>> jonathan gruber is an economics professor and the key architect of massachusetts romney care law and anne filipic. i know we're rolling with the punches this morning but jonathan, we have the president meeting with insurers today trying to get their buy-in on this. i'd like to get your reaction to the president and his comments that he made yesterday, basically putting his mea culpa out there about the many admissions of this fumble. >> another mistake that we made i think was underestimating the difficulties of people purchasing insurance online and shopping for a lot of options with a lot of costs and a lot of different benefits and plans and somehow
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month? it was like a hundred. >> right. >> also we look back at medicare part d which was on the national scale of re-engaging our social contract with one another. thanks not good and we didn't do a post-mortem 30 days into it. we waited six months and we didn't drag the people outside of rooms trying to solve the i.t. coding problems and we allowed them to fix things and allowed them to work out on the issues and not halt it. >> what is incredible in addition to what we've said. we have managed to turn away the entire healthcare debate and turn it away from the uninsured. it represents the big pool of people who don't have it at will all. we have refocused the entire debate on the 3% to 4% of the market who are in the individual or small group market and who have had health insurance, and it may not be great is health insurance, but they want to keep it. jon boehner has called the upton bill a targeted strike which is intended to get rid of the affordable care act. even in the media, it's focused all of the attention on the 3% of the individual market and who really
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. they're dropping medicare, tricare. doctors, specialties, oncologists or others, it's cash only and seek reimbursement on your own. doctors are saying we don't want to get involved in this. that's the exact wrong way to go. you're seeing that frankly not just here but in canada, too. it's specialized medicine that only the rich can afford. >> isn't that a trend that started under president bush, where large companies were purging people from health care and doctors were changing their policies based on the failed health care that we had in this country? the bush administration was not looking to do anything with that, although we did get an update with medicare part "d" that did not go so well, as you know. but that update people were not want to be parted from. but when we talk about the costs coming down, that is untrue. there are people who had huge savings from the fact that they have transferred over under the aca. there are people benefits greatly from the fact that there are no preexisting conditions they have to be worried about from actually getting covered. and if it's
.com/thankyoucards on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3 creepy gnomes ♪ 2 angry geese ♪ and a giant blow-up snowman ♪ that kind of freaks me out [ beep ] [
. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.® announcer: announcer: you're on the right track to save big during sleep train's triple choice sale. for a limited time, you can choose to save hundreds on beautyrest and posturepedic mattress sets. or choose $300 in free gifts with sleep train's most popular tempur-pedic mattresses. you can even choose 48 months interest-free financing on the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customizatio
, in the private insurance market, in medicare, in medicaid. costs are at an all-time lower rate -- >> secretary sebelius, you can go through those points and for those data sets that you're talking about, some of those developments have occurred. but on the flip side, we are seeing millions of americans lose their health care. >> that was republican senator mike crappo questioning kathleen sebelius just a few moments ago. sebelius is testifying in front of a senate committee about the rollout. she's also been answering questions about the law and whether the law is working. we continue to monitor that on the hill. meanwhile as republican lawmakers continue their angst over obama care, there's a new talking point. politico is reporting that the obama administration has ordered a study to determine whether the affordable care act will increase the number of people enrolled in the food stamps program since it increases the number of people eligible for medicaid. it's too soon to tell, but this much we do know to be true. right now 47 million americans are making ends meet with fewer food stamp dol
reporting. we'll be right back. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> a christie/clinton matchup in 2016. if that happens, our new nbc news poll shows that hillary clinton beats chris christie with a ten-point lead. what may be more interesting is what's going on behind those numbers. >>> and then creepy uncle sam is back and in person persuading the young invincibles opting out of obama care, one beer and free slice of pizza at a time. joining me is sabrina siddiqui, lee fang. sabrina, we break down the numbers of this poll an show clinton leading christie among african-americans, also the 18 to 29 group, latinos. christie did well with latinos. >> it's still very early and it's not too bad for chris ch
. >> christmas tradition at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> a live look just outside the window here, rockefeller plaza, you see folks doing what they do. it's cold here and people out enjoying black friday. this is the day that retailers really hoping people come out and spend money, when they make so much of that money. look at that. times square, new york, going to be a busy place. i'll see you down there in eight minutes. >> black friday protests at walmart are taking place. a group called our walmart is calling on them to improve working conditions, including a minimum salary that would net them $25,000 a year. at the protest in chicago, at least ten arrests including tw
tonight. and the centers for medicare and medicaid services says the obama care website is close to supporting 50,000 users at one time. let's go to nbc's kristen welker at the white house. kristen, hello to you. and what is the measure? how do we know if a particular deadline has been met? how has this website improved? >> reporter: well, t.j., the administration says their goal by midnight tonight is to make sure that the website can support 50,000 users at one time, as you point out, the administration saying they're close to that. they tell me they are going to meet that goal. critics say having 50,000 users at one time is not necessarily the metric that we should be looking at. you need to look at how quickly those users are moving through and how quickly those users are able to enroll. but, look, the administration says this website which by all accounts was a disaster when it was first rolled out has made a lot of progress thanks to those tech experts who have been working to improve it. some of the progress they are citing, they have significantly decreased the error rate
's been in charge of the health care website rollout is the centers for medicaid and medicare services. they released a statement where they said, basically, as we have said, this was a complex project with a short time line. they even went on to say even before the launch they expected there to be some issues. they did not think it was going to be as bad as it ended up becoming. it's interesting you have this pushback, yeah, we knew it was going to be bad, well, these new articles released today by "the post" and "the new york times" really show how bad they were, including detailing a meeting in late august of which the contractor said, look, we cannot provide over 30 services that you originally requested of us within this website. so the government agency in control said, fine, scrap them. let's move forward with what you have. so it shows a systemic culture of failure in regards to healthcare.gov, one that's really plagued this administration and has given a lot of ammo to republicans on capitol hill trying to take down the law. what's interesting, betty, though, is what they come
medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. it's not the "limit the cash i earn every month" card. it's not the "i only earn decent rewards at the gas station" card. it's the no-games, no-signing up, everyday-rewarding, kung-fu-fighting, silver-lightning-in-a-bottle, bringing-home-the-bacon cash back card. this is the quicksilver card from capital one. unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere, every single day. so ask yourself, what's in your wallet? >>> topping our saturday headlines, a jury convicts a utah doctor of killing his wife six years ago. he faces 15 years to life in prison >>> a march for justice in detroit outside the funeral for regina mcbride. she was trying to get help after getting into a car accident. her family is dema
didn't know what to do. g the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ 6-symptom cold & flu relief. i'to guard their manhood with trnew depend shields and guards. the discreet protection that's just for guys. now, it's your turn. get my training tips at guardyourmanhood.com >>> today some lawmakers are sxretsing criticism of the deal broke everied to curb iran's nuclear program and some are proposing legislation that would get congress involved. >> i think you'll see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure this is not the final agreement because people know this administration
. there's a lot of good people in the centers for medicaid and medicare services in h.h.s. working on this. but it's probably not surprising that this is hard to get up and off the ground. and the real key here, however, to obama care isn't the website. it's got to work, obviously, and it will. but it's enrollment. we have to get a lot of people enrolled, a lot of young people. and these are young people who are online all the time. >> they estimate 7 million for the first year. a big part is the system connected to the government. irs servers, talking about technology that goes back to punch cards and the 1960s, talking about social security administration. they're stopping down that part tonight. how important is that functionality connecting to the stuff that goes back so many decades? >> well, anyone who is subsidy eligible, lower income person, is completely dependent on that working. that's got to work. i can imagine how complex it is. we're dealing with a lot of legacy systems here. systems that go way, way back. and we're really trying to connect them to this very modern today tech
. there was concern about my eyesight. when i had shingles the music stopped. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >> keep your receipts. don't get stuck with something that looked great in the store and may not be what the recipient was hoping to receive at the end of the day. after the turkey is done, time to start thinking about what toys will impress through the holiday season. lucky for you our toy insiders are here with inside. the toy insider mom joins us here in the studio. you brought in a bunch of things to show us. >> it is the very beginning of the official holiday shopping season. >> it is. >> let's start with robo me. out of the box, great first buddy robot, but once i add my ipad or ipad touch, i can customize. >> you have the phone sitting on top. >> i do. >> eyeball. >> t
of the social programs, they have gone back for fixes. bill clinton -- >> medicare. george w. bush, what he did with -- >> sure. that wasn't the first time. >> right. >> and clinton had to fix welfare reform so it can be fixed. the president does have the veto pen so the bill that passed t e house yesterday will not be signed into law. >> juliet, michael, and also jonathan, a big thanks to all of you for spending some of your saturday afternoon with us. i'll be back tomorrow 3:00 eastern. i'll be talking with author mitch al bum about his latest book that delves into the afterlife. that and more tomorrow. first, though, "disrupt." but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. you are free to go. [ dad ] tide and downy together. ♪ [ male announcer ] 1.21 gigawatts. today, that's easy. ge is revolutionizing power. supercharging turbines with advanced hardware and innovative software. using data predictively to help power entire cities. so the turbines of today... will power us all... into the future. ♪
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